The snow is falling, temperatures are dropping, and the whole family is home. It’s the perfect time for a family movie night!
It’s also a great time for one of these winter family movies. The snowy settings and winter activities featured are a perfect way to spend some quality family time together.
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Winter Family Movies
What makes a great winter movie?
To me, it’s a movie with snowy scenes or one that takes place in the winter. It may be a fun heart-warming hockey movie, or a wild Alaskan adventure.
No matter the topic, these are all fun movies that will tempt you to curl up under a blanket with mugs of hot chocolate.
Here are all my recommendations for a Winter Family Movie Night.
Winter Family Movies
Grab some blankets, some hot chocolate, and cuddle up with your family for a fun movie night with one of these winter family movies.
You may have already seen this one again and again, but you can't make a winter movie without this fun snowy, Disney classic. This choice is great for your little ones! Rated PG.
In this hilarious animated film, a group of prehistoric animals work together to save a human baby. Rated PG.
This is the story of Mumble, a penguin who can't find his heart song but instead dances. He's exiled from his community and finds another group of penguins who convinces him that his dancing is actually cool. Rated PG.
This funny movie is loosely based on the Jamaican bob-sled team from the 1988 Winter Olympics. This heartwarming story is a great option for families that are ready to move beyond animated films. Rated PG.
This adventure movie is based on a true story of a group of sled dogs that have been forced to stay behind because of a winter storm and medical emergency. The brave dogs work to reunite with their human. As is common in wilderness adventure movies, there are some tense situations and wildlife peril. It's an awesome choice for the family. Rated PG.
The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
This family-friendly fantasy movie based on the beloved children's classic takes place in a winter wonderland. It's a great choice for for a snowy evening. Rated PG.
March of the Penguins
This movie may be a documentary, but it's got plenty of humor and story-telling. Morgan Freeman's narration and stunning natural images will keep the whole family entertained. Rated G.
This fun sports movie is based on the 1980 Olympic US Hockey team who won gold while winning the hearts of America. You'll be cheering by the end. Rated PG.
There have been many movie versions of this great classic, but this 1994 version is my favorite. It stays true to the book and would be a great choice for a mother-daughter movie night. Rated PG.
The Mighty Ducks
There's just something about a hockey movie that makes it perfect for a winter movie night. I love this choice because it's a funny, heart-warming story of a misfit team and they're very unlikely coach. Rated PG.
Mr. Popper's Penguins
While it shares the name with a classic children's book, this movie is very different that the book. But, that doesn't mean it's not a fun choice for a movie night! It's slapstick and a great choice if you're looking for something funny. Rated PG.
This is a light-hearted choice about a Miami dentist who inherits a team of sled dogs and moves to Alaska. It's a fish-out-of-water story that's fun for the whole family. Rated PG.
This is a fun and inspiring movie about a young girl who follows her dreams and a mother who learns to let go of her own dreams for her daughter. This is a great choice if you have tween girls! Rated G.
This story of a hunter and his adopted wolf-dog set in gold-rush Alaska is perfect when you're looking for a great family-friendly adventure. Rated PG.
This movie that tells the story of the brave lead dog who leads a sled through hazardous conditions to get some much-needed medicine for their community. This movie is a Disney+ exclusive and it's a great choice if you have this subscription service. Rated PG.
Plan a Winter Movie Night
Did you decide on a movie? I’ve got my eye on Cool Runnings for our next movie night.
It won’t take long to plan a cozy movie night. Just queue up the movie and gather as my blankets as you can.
Plan a few snacks. A warm cup of hot chocolate is always a great choice. Add in a fun snack like this Peanut Butter Popcorn from 3 Boys & a Dog. Or try this Churro Chex Mix from Oh Sweet Basil. Both of these recipes are family favorites at our house!
You can also try one of these yummy popcorn snacks!
Supplies for a Fun Family Movie Night
You really don’t need anything other than a good movie to have a family movie night. But if you want to make your winter movie night extra special, here are some things I’d recommend.
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